Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/04/30[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
At 09:30 AM 4/30/99 +0200, you wrote: >To my limited intellect, the word 'Jap' does have a negative connotation >but it is particularly dated. My former Japanese girlfriend would let you know in no uncertain terms. Not to mention that a LUGer in the past year has already made this point and objected to such usage. Guess you didn't see it. I'm sure you yourself are not racist and didn't intend to offend. There are often contexts where such usage may not be offensive but, it isn't how YOU define a word that makes it racist, it's how the person you apply it to reacts. Eric Welch St. Joseph, MO http://www.ponyexpress.net/~ewelch What hair color do they put on the driver's licenses of bald men?